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week away from president obama's state of the union speech. he'll use the bully pulpit to push his vision for the country and continuing selling his second term agenda. already he met with labor and business leaders on the economy in washington. he spoke about gun safety in minnesota. he delivered a major immigration speech in las vegas. and the fight for fairness is headed straight to main street. the obama administration today announcing they're going after some of the people allegedly involved in the 2007 financial meltdown. sounds like a lot to do all at once, right? yes. and it's part of the strategy. it's what nbc's first read calls flooding the zone. pushing many issues so the gop can't come together and oppose any single one. and there are already hopeful signs this president is going to get some important progress on key issues. joining me now is james peterson and molly ball. thanks to both of you for your time. >> good to be here. >> thanks. >> molly, you recently wrote about the washington gridlock. the headline reads "is washington getting less dysfunctional?" and i'm
. the state of the union is an opportunity for president obama to talk about not only his legacy goals, but what direction america needs to take. when we look at the last congress and the fact that it was the least productive congress in american history, a lot of people say look, we've got jobs, we've got immigration reform, we've got gun control and we need you all to get on the same page with the rest of the country. >> e.j., at the democratic retreat, former president bill clinton, he said the politics americans want are in line with this president's agenda. watch this. >> i think the last election was an election where america chose an inclusive. now that you've won this race in large measure on what the american people did not want, we had to create a future that they do want. >> is that what the president can build on in his state of the union on tuesday night? >> i think that's exactly right. what president clinton said. it was very clear that obama created a referendum asking the country to rejekct a series of republican ideas, in particular that government has no role to play
rubio will give the gop response to president obama's state of the union on tuesday. rubio is a rising star. karl rove calls him the greatest communique tor since ronald reagan. here's what he was communicating at an event yesterday. >> i think the two parts are more insightful, in my opinion, with all apologies to the biggie fans. there's two sites that mentions bob dole. >> i didn't know that. the thing about his real name, his music, i can tell his real name, right? >> marco rubio. mr. hip hop. who knew? but what does rubio know about some other big topics? like the ruling on gay marriage. >> i really haven't gone in-depth to the legal arguments being made. >> he doesn't know. what about discrimination against gays? should there be a law to stop it? >> i don't have it in front of me. i'd have to look at it and tell you. >> okay. can we get your take on climate change. >> the climate is always changing. that's not the fundamental question. the question is whether manmade activity is what's contributing most to it. i understand people are saying there's a significant sicientifc census
that we act responsibly. we can't wait. today, first lady michelle obama anoungsed her guest at the state of the union will be this woman, the grieving mother of a 15-year-old hadiya pendleton. shefgs just laid to rest after being shot and killed in a chicago park. days after attending the president's inaugural facilities. we learned today a bipartisan group of senators is closing on an agreement over how to expand background checks. over 30, including the brother of this hero, victoria soto, the san sandyhook teacher who died protecting her students. this is a fight for all courageous victims of senseless tragedies and it's personal for this president. this hand hch written message from the president appeared on the program. it's a message to hadiya's family. in it, the president says that he is heartbroken by hadiya's death and he vows to fight to the end of senseless violence. this issue is personal for the president and for millions across the country. and we're seeing real urgency and more momentum. >> let me go to you, first, congressman. it seems the energy is not letting up, is it
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